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Pei Modern

#351 of 2,867 Restaurants in Melbourne
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Contemporary, Bistro
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Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 8545
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A contemporary Bistro by Mark Best, delivering quality, value and food...
A contemporary Bistro by Mark Best, delivering quality, value and food with heart. Located adjacent to the Sofitel forecourt off Collins Street in the Paris End of Melbourne's CBD with easy access to high end fashion boutiques, luxury hotels, theatres and the MCG.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner = yes please !!

This great place is tucked away from the Paris end of Collins street in the Sofitel courtyard.......talk about blowing your taste buds away......it's such a journey & you will love it, such fresh flavours, excellent service, superb wine list & a great location !!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Declanj51
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited Pei for breakfast and lunch several times over the last 12 month, Great food and service. But in a recent visit I was very disappointed. I ordered the fish for lunch and was shocked when found fish scale in the fish and when I mentioned it to the waiter all what i received was an apology from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This great place is tucked away from the Paris end of Collins street in the Sofitel courtyard.......talk about blowing your taste buds away......it's such a journey & you will love it, such fresh flavours, excellent service, superb wine list & a great location !!!

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Shane H, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Declan, Customer feedback is important to us, so thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back to Pei on your next visit. Kind regards, Pei Modern. More 

Bandar Seri Begawan
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241 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had the 2 course express lunch, and found the service brisk, although the food was less than satisfying, Suitable for quick business lunches. Found the interiors somewhat dark and bland

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Shane H, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Dear Bandar, Thank you for taking the time to review Pei Modern. Kind regards, Pei Modern More 

Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beautiful home-made banana bread and great coffee. Open for breakfast lunch dinner with à la carte and set menus. dinner reasonably priced and conveniently located in the Porte Cochere of the Sofitel Melbourne great service cool tunes!

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Shane H, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Glad you enjoyed your visit to Pei Modern and thank you for taking the time to write a review. See you next time you are in Melbourne. Kind regards, Pei Modern More 

Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went here recently with friends, for an early dinner. The service was excellent, and there was a nice vibe in the restaurant. Even on a Monday night it was busy. The menu is more geared towards the meat eater, though it was interesting enough to keep others happy. The portions are quite big. The burrata and the salt cod croquettes... More 

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Shane H, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Isobella, Thanks for taking the time to review Pei Modern. We are pleased that you enjoyed the menu and your overall dining experience. We hope to see you again one day at Pei Modern. Kind regards, Pei Modern More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lunch for 3. First we asked for the music to be turned down. This was cheerfully agreed to, but nothing happened. Then we asked to be moved away from the music and this was cheerfully accomplished. Food and service were great, but we were startled after our first course when the used cutlery was removed and placed on the table!... More 

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Shane H, Owner at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thank you for taking the time to review Pei Modern. We are pleased that the music was modified accordingly. With regards to your cutlery, our knives are Perceval knives - they are hand forged in a small town in France and are a feature of our restaurant. We use Perceval knives due to their quality and rich story... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We called in here a few times as it is in the Sofitel complex and has a pleasant outside heated area. Sadly it closes too early as we were refused food one night at 9 pm which for a major city is crazy in my opinion. However when were there at other times the food was good and the coffees... More 

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Shane H, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thanks for taking the time to review Pei Modern. We always appreciate our Customers' feedback and action accordingly. Regards, Pei Modern More 

melbourne
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We came for a late dinner one Saturday night. Although the restaurant was far from full the service was terribly slow. The food was very good however. Despite misgivings about the service, Pei Modern is worth seeking out if you are staying at the Sofitel and don't want to venture too far.

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Ainslie L, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi Mr/Mrs Turton, We appreciate your feedback, so thanks for taking the time to review Pei Modern. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are staying at the Sofitel. Pei Modern More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I recently visited Melbourne after an absence of over 10 years and was amazed at all of the new and dynamic restaurants. I ate at several during my short stay and one of the most outstanding meals was at Pei Modern. The menu had just changed to more winter time dishes and some of the real stand outs that we... More 

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Ainslie L, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Welcome home to Melbourne Rob! Thanks for taking the time to drop in and review us at Pei Modern. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Customer feedback is important to us, so much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Pei Modern More 

Melbourne
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to Pei Modern on a cold Melbourne night. The staff were very helpful in accommodating the late change to our booking (although I had tried to call and the answering machine kept cutting me off!). The service was slick and professional. The good was great too. We shared the 'Stephanie's soufflé' which was rich and delicious. The beef... More 

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Ainslie L, Manager at Pei Modern, responded to this review

Hi JulesW, Thanks for taking the time to review Pei Modern. We are pleased that you enjoyed our food, service and wine list and look forward to welcoming you back to Pei again soon. We always appreciate our Customers' feedback. Pei Modern More 

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Additional Information about Pei Modern

Address: Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8545
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Collins Place | 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 8545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro

Description

A contemporary Bistro by Mark Best, delivering quality, value and food with heart. Located adjacent to the Sofitel forecourt off Collins Street in the Paris End of Melbourne's CBD with easy access to high end fashion boutiques, luxury hotels, theatres and the MCG.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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